Ropewalk Writers’ Retreat, 2010

The weeklong summer RopeWalk Writers Retreat gives participants an opportunity to attend workshops and to confer privately with one of four prominent writers. Historic New Harmony, Indiana, site of two nineteenth-century utopian experiments, provides an ideal setting for this event with its retreat-like atmosphere and its history of creative and intellectual achievement.

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Literary Arts: Delta Blues

On Tuesday, May 18, writers Lynne Barrett and Les Standiford gave a joint reading at Books & Books in Coral Gables to celebrate the publication of Delta Blues, an anthology edited by Carolyn Haines with a foreword by Morgan Freeman. Delta Blues is “where crime fiction intertwines with the soul of the blues.” LES STANDIFORD is the author of the critically acclaimed Last Train to Paradise, Meet You in Hell, and Washington Burning, as well as ten novels. Recipient of the Frank O’Connor Award for Short Fiction, he is director of the Creative Writing Program at Florida International University in Miami. On Tuesday, citing Janet Burroway and Eudora…

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Reading at North Miami City Hall

Miami–based writer, Edwidge Danticat, was honored by the city of North Miami at a lunch reception hosted by Mayor Andre D. Pierre on Thursday, October 8th. Haitian-born Danticat recently won the prestigious John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation ‘Genius Award,’ Ms. Danticat was presented a key to the city of North Miami. Also invited to the luncheon were the top reading students from North Miami schools. The students had the rare opportunity to meet the author and read excerpts from her work.

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FIU Creative Writing Pot Luck, 2009

Annual Creative Writing pot luck at the home of writer Les Standiford in Miami. Les Standiford is the author of the critically acclaimed Last Train to Paradise, Meet You in Hell,Washington Burning, and The Man Who Invented Christmas, as well as several novels. About his book, Bringing Adam Home, Scott Turow wrote that “This tale of the most significant missing child case since the Lindbergh’s—that of TV host John Walsh’s son Adam and the 25 year search for his killer—is truly terrific. A taut, compelling and often touching book about a long march to justice.” Recipient of the Frank O’Connor Award for Short Fiction, Les Standiford is director of the Creative Writing…

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